Equine sessions can be booked at any point during the year. Its a myth that the Sumer is the best time for a photoshoot with your best horsey friends. Some of my favourite Equine sessions have taken place during the Autumn (think golden leaves!) or the Spring (think beautiful blossoms) and even the winter (crisp frost mornings have the best light!)
I tend to book sessions dependant on when the best light is at that time of year for on location and fine art, but black background sessions aren’t affected by the light as much.
Sometimes, owners book a session because of a much more tragic reason.If you are booking because of needing to have your horse put to sleep, please know that I will always try and bump legacy sessions up the list asI know time can be limited. Always better a week too early than a day too late.
Newborn sessions are a little bit different to book for as I’m fully aware they only come when they are ready (my son had to be induced eventually!).
I advise parents to book their newborn session as far in advance as possible once they have their due date. I then keep session dates free for you around that time and ask you to give me a call ASAP after your little one arrives to confirm the date.
I ideally do newborn sessions in the first 14 days and no later than 3 weeks after they are born, as after this they’re a lot less sleepy and willing to be posed.
Yay I’ve booked my session! What happens now?
Once you are booked with me I will ask you to choose your package, then send you a confirmation letter in the post outlining the date, time and chosen location for the session. I will also invoice you for a deposit to secure your spot. This is non refundable if you cancel but is transferable to a new date if we have bad weather.
Do I need to do anything in preparation for the session?
If you’re booking an equine session then I will post/email you an additional prep packet with further instructions about the session and how to prepare your horse and yourself for the shoot.
If you’re booking a session on location then you don’t need to do anything beforehand except decide what to wear! I will send you a prep pack and I’m always on hand if you need styling advice.
It’s the day before my shoot and the weather is going to be awful, what do we do?
If the weather forecast is looking grim for an outdoor photo session please don’t panic. I will be in touch with you to see if we can proceed. If not please dont be upset, I keep back ‘weather days’ each month incase I have sessions to be rescheduled. But we can wait till the actual day of the shoot before deciding whether we should re-schedule or not if you want. With the wonderful British weather being so unpredictable, things like this happen sometimes, its not a problem, we can just re-schedule the session for another day. Again, if there’s any doubt please just get in touch.